Hi Guys and Genie
I am here now and I find your comments most interesting. Want you to know that Cindy and I are very close friends along with her husband Izzy. We bet the horses together and to trust each other on a horse bet you have to be close. We had two very great kids Corey and Keely both of whom are grown now Keely a Radioligist and Corey Ex Navy. Speaking of CAPT. JIM Brown I flew many hours as Co Pilot with the Big Jim and I could tell you stories that you could I could not put in a book. But I will tell you about a night in Nashville that we were ask to leave every bar on I think it was called Printers Alley. I to this day still sing Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head with good memories of big Jim. Only at Piedmont could such friendship and memories come from. I as well flew as Steward for 16 months and I think this is how I came so close to being friends with Jim. I could tell you about when Jim and I flew out of Norfolk to Knoxville and our evenings and mornings at the famous VFW.I still look back at those days and just smile. Take Care and the best of life
Mr Linker "I swear Ijust don't Know" Linker is in Winston Salem and the last I knew were doing well. Once again another mold that will not be around anymore. Captain Harold O Norton EX Purser and proud of it.
The purser on the first flight was J. B. Simpson. He didn't stay with the company very long since he needed to be home taking care of his ailing mother. The last information I have on J. B. was about 2 years ago. He was still living in Greer, SC but was not in good health. Capt. Bill Taylor was his brother-in-law and it was Bill that got him the job. Bill McGee was scheduled to be the purser but he was promoted to Sales Manager shortly before the first flight. There's a picture of J. B. on the first flight on page 54 in "PIEDMONT: Flight of the Pacemaker."
Robert H. Reed
Curator, PIEDMONT AVIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY